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UCLA Water Polo Championship Fund

Raised toward our $100,000 Goal
178 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on April 15, at 10:21 AM PDT
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UCLA Water Polo Championship Fund

Almost 14 years ago, UCLA women’s water polo put the Westwood community in a league of its own.

By winning the department’s 100th NCAA championship, UCLA became the first university in the country to reach triple digit titles, and it came on the backs of a 5-4 women’s water polo win over Stanford. That trophy was the third of five consecutive NCAA championships secured by our program from 2005-2009, and we have been on the hunt for our nation-leading eighth title ever since.

Now, after a promising season that saw the Bruins take home a conference-leading eight All-MPSF awards, six All-American awards, and beat rival USC for the first time in four years was cut short, we are picking up right where we left off -- rising towards the top once again.

However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we find ourselves facing a number of financial obstacles. The inability to have our annual fundraiser as well as a department-wide 15% budget reduction has resulted in a dire hit to our accounts, and we need your support to help us bridge the gap our program is currently facing.

We are extremely excited to host our first crowdfunding campaign and hope to have you as a part of our Bruin family, helping us fundraise for:

  • Nutrition – to ensure our student athletes eat healthily, in normal years we provide them meals to fuel them through double day trainings and school.
  • Sports psychology consulting – to provide mental health resources for our student athletes’ well-being in sport, school, and life outside the water.
  • Massage therapy – to aid in recovery and keep our student athletes healthy after long weeks of training and multiple games on the weekend.
  • Training equipment – caps, balls, medicine balls, resistance bands, weight belts and weight vests, everything we need to train and compete at the highest possible level.
  • Travel accommodations – for all expenses the department cannot cover for us as a result of our reduced budget.
  • Excursions – the occasional team bonding and team building experience to get to know our teammates better, and further grow our championship team culture.
  • Other general operational purchases and expenses not covered by the athletic department, such as video equipment, alumni events, and more.

We always tell our team that no one person is more important than the group – every person’s role, from head coach, to student athlete, to our student workers, to our alumni and fans, is every bit as important as the next if we are to reach our ultimate goal of becoming the best team that we can become.

We hope to expand our network this year and welcome you as a part of our collective journey towards UCLA’s 119th national championship. Thank you and Go Bruins!


Our way
of Thanking You


Thank you

A personalized thank you card from a member of the 2021 Bruins for supporting us in our pursuit of a nation leading 8th NCAA title.

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Estimated Delivery: May 2021


Special edition face mask

In addition to a personalized thank you card you will receive a water polo face mask to show your Bruin pride wherever you go! (tax deductible gift of $46.50)

32 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: May 2021


Special edition t-shirt

Both the $8 and $50 perk plus a custom UCLA water polo t shirt for you to rock in person when the Spieker gates get reopened (tax deductible gift of $156.50)

27 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: May 2021


Bruin meal

You just covered the cost of a meal! You will get all the swag from the above levels as well as a thank you video from the whole team enjoying their food. (tax deductible gift of $481.50)

7 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: May 2021


Four figures

For our quadruple digit fans, we can not thank you enough. You will get a personalized thank you from a member of the 2021 Bruins, the mask, the t-shirt, a thank you video from the team, and another from the head honcho himself, 3 time Olympian and silver medalist Adam Wright. (tax deductible gift of $981.50)

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Estimated Delivery: May 2021


Championship level

We do not know if there is anything we could give you to show how much we appreciate your generosity. But we hope all of the wearables from above, a thank you video from the team, a call from coach Wright, and a water polo ball signed by the entire 2021 Bruin roster is a start. It will make a nice addition to your UCLA hardware. (tax deductible gift of $2461.50)

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Estimated Delivery: May 2021
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